God and Pesto Are Dead

The Genoese were miffed about my Pesto Generator — but for Americans, cultural contamination is love

Friedrich Nietzsche came to Genoa in the 1880s, ailing and syphilitic, and declared, “God is dead.” Italy’s ancient Mediterranean port city inspired Nietzsche to write “The Gay Science,” his ode to freedom and a new future for humanity (and heretical at the…